The City of Worcester will welcome the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and Abibigromma, the national drama company of Ghana, as they perform “Ten Blocks on the Camino Real” on Friday, Sept. 29 at the Worcester Common Oval.
Erin Williams, City of Worcester’s Cultural Development Officer said. “We are delighted to host the National Theatre of Ghana here at City Hall; it’s a great addition to the city’s efforts to build creative collaborations which actively engages the community.”
The production is directed by Festival Curator David Kaplan and comes to Worcester as part of a multi-city U.S. tour, in partnership with the Tennessee Williams Festival and Clark University. The tour in Worcester will include workshops given to Worcester Public School students by the National Theatre of Ghana and will take place at both Clark University and Burncoat High School.
The “Ten Bocks on the Camino Real” production is being hosted by the Worcester Cultural Coalition, Clark University, the City of Worcester and The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts.
A full performance of the production will take place at Clark University at 7:30 p.m.Thursday, Sept. 28, in Atwood Hall.
“Clark University is thrilled to work with the City of Worcester, the Worcester Cultural Coalition, Hanover Theatre, and other partners to bring the National Drama Company of Ghana to Worcester,” Jack Foley, Clark’s Vice President for Government and Community Affairs, said. “Not only will this be an exciting presentation of this Tennessee Williams’ production, but also a great celebration of the Ghanaian community of Worcester.”
“We are delighted to host the National Theatre of Ghana here at city hall, it’s a great addition to the city’s efforts to build creative collaborations which actively engages the community,” Foley said.
The performance starts at 5:30 PM and is free and open to the public. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own chairs. In the event of rain, the performance will take place at the Hanover Theatre Conservatory on Main St.